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Advanced measures to reduce cyclists' fatalities and increase comfort in the interaction with motorised vehicles

Objective

Cyclists suffer a disproportionate share of serious injuries and fatalities, and indeed in recent years that disadvantage has been growing. At the same time they often are not treated equally by traffic systems (e.g. traffic signals frequently fail to register their approach or presence). XCYCLE has the aim of developing the means to equalise the treatment of cyclists in traffic and thus both encourage cycling and make cycling safer. XCYCLE will develop: technologies aimed at improving active and passive detection of cyclists; systems informing both drivers and cyclists of a hazard at junctions; effective methods of presenting information in vehicles and on-site; cooperation systems aimed at reducing collisions with cyclists. Two relevant use cases would be bicycle interaction with large vehicles and cars at intersections and the provision of an immediate or extended green traffic light for cyclists approaching traffic signals. An in-vehicle detection system and a system of threat mitigation and risk avoidance by traffic signals will be developed. The components developed and built up will be systematically integrated, implemented and verified. A new large-scale research infrastructure in the city of Braunschweig (DE) and a second test mobile platform will be used as test site. A demo bicycle with a cooperative technology will be developed and tested as well. A user-centred approach will be adopted. Behavioural evaluation will part of the whole process: attentional responses using eye tracking data; evaluation of human-machine interface; acceptance and willingness to pay. In the Cost-Benefit Analysis behavioural changes will be translated into estimated crashes and casualties saved per system. The project will contribute to innovative and efficient advanced safety measures to reduce the number of accidents, often of high severity, involving cyclists in interaction with motorised vehicles.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 836 396,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 836 396,00

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 785 073,00
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 785 073,00
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 562 362,50
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 562 362,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

VOLVO LASTVAGNAR AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 4 825,00
Address
C/o Volvo Business Services Ab
405 08 Goteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 4 825,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

RENAULT TRUCKS SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 44 612,50
Address
Route De Lyon 99
69800 Saint Priest

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 44 612,50
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 605 781,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 605 781,00
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 350 625,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 350 625,00
STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 499 250,00
Address
Olaus Magnus Vag 35
58195 Linkoeping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 499 250,00
SWARCO Mobility Nederland B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 270 482,00
Address
Basicweg 16
3821 BR Amersfoort

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 270 482,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

DYNNIQ PEEK TRAFFIC BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 76 705,00
Address
Basicweg 16
3821 BR Amersfoort

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 76 705,00
KITE SOLUTIONS SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 341 875,00
Address
Contrada Costa 9
21034 Cocquio Trevisago Va

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Varese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 341 875,00
JENOPTIK ROBOT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 631 343,00
Address
Opladener Strasse 202
40789 Monheim Am Rhein

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Mettmann
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 631 343,00